"After growing normally for a while, the rice started dying en mass once they were given more water," said Le Van Xuong from Thuong Thoi Tien Town, Hong Ngu District. He went on to say that he still tried to plant the second crop and invested VND60m in it. But the rice still died. He tried the third time on May 20, hoping that he will earn enough just to offset the loss. Nguyen Van Rubi, Xuong's neighbour, said he lost 17,000 square metres of crops twice in a month. Other families who work on the 2,600ha rice paddies in Thuong Thoi Tien and Thuong Phuoc 2 towns also face the same situation. Ca Huu Tam, a seasoned farmer said hundreds of ha of rice had died. They are mostly grown near Giong Nen, Dia Rung and Suong Lung Tuong channels and the area near pumping station behind Thuong Thoi Tien's old headquarter. Pham Hong Cuong, deputy head of the Hong Ngu District Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, confirmed that the rice has been dying in their area. According to Cuong, … [Read more...] about Dong Thap farmers lose crops to saline contamination
Small scale farmers are feeding our future
Due to a fall in global demand for tobacco after COVID-19, the tobacco cultivated in North Light Soil (NLS) in Andhra Pradesh has come down from almost ₹200 per kg last year to around ₹140 per kg during the ongoing auctions, Mr. Gowda claimed while adding that the variety of tobacco cultivated in NLS in Andhra Pradesh was similar to the export-oriented Flue Cured Virginia (FCV) of tobacco cultivated in Karnataka. … [Read more...] about After fall in tobacco prices in A.P., farmers in Karnataka cautioned to limit produce
Arshdeep Singh Sidhu and Lovepreet Singh Thind, who run IELTS coaching institutes, complain of losing peak business season from April to September. “We cannot demand this, but it will be a goodwill gesture from the building owners if they waive off the pending rent. Bathinda is an academic coaching hub and state should have some relief plan for this sector,” said Thind. … [Read more...] about Corona effect: PG owners, small entrepreneurs battle for survival
Another farmer said: 'The first I knew of it was when I saw the police helicopter and the air ambulance buzzing around. It's a huge shock to everyone in the area.' … [Read more...] about Wealthy Welsh farmer, 57, is trampled to death by a WATER BUFFALO after it went on the rampage and left his teenage son, 19, also fighting for life
While some expenses incurred in the food program will be reimbursed, there is currently no mechanism for recovering the $33 million cost of the meals served to adults. It is an expense that will be added to the millions of dollars that this crisis has cost the district to cover not only meals but "last-minute training for educators, ensuring students have devices and internet access, and a bigger investment in summer school." The costs of ensuring school campuses are safe when they eventually reopen will make the impending funding gap even worse. … [Read more...] about The LAUSD Is Feeding Adults In Need – Who Should Pay The Cost?